Child skeletons offer ‘unique insight’ of life in Famine workhouses

Historians in Ireland have discovered more about the horrifying reality for mothers and children during the ‘Great Famine’. They believe many mothers gave their babies food they should have eaten themselves, thereby hastening their own death. More than 500 child skeletons have been the subject of a study by archaeologists from University College Cork. They … Continue reading Child skeletons offer ‘unique insight’ of life in Famine workhouses